The church closed for all services in March 2013 and in the six months that followed the church was extended and extensively reordered.
First, the old pews and the rotten pew platforms were removed.
Then, the west end of the church was taken down and stripped out.
Then, a level floor was put down to get ready for the new stone flooring.
After this the west end was rebuilt: reinstating the pre-Victorian balcony; reopening the traditional west door; and adding a kitchen under the tower.
At the same time the church room was extended – doubling it’s size – and new storage and toilet facilities were added.
The total cost of the project was over £450,000. A significant portion of that came from legacies left to the church by Joan and Sidney Alyes and Mildred Tranter.
The church also received some small grants from the Allchurches Trust, the Bucks Community Foundation, the Garfield Weston Trust and the Stokenchurch Educational Charity. Not withstanding this, nearly a quarter of the monies needed for the project came directly from members of our Church and community.